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The deliverable D2.1, “Use Cases & Technical Requirements Specification”, aims to give the outline, specify and present in detail the use cases that will be examined and undertaken during the project lifetime. It is a report documenting the use cases and the different scenarios and hypotheses that derive from them, which are directly linked and related to the BigDataGrapes pilots. More specifically, this deliverable provides the methodology that was followed by the project partners in order to define and categorize the use cases, the interpretation of the use cases with respect to their technical and infrastructural requirements, since each use case elicits to specific software requirements in terms of functionality, expected performance and required equipment.
The document is structured as follows. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the deliverable whereas Chapter 2 provides an overview of the use cases with details on the methodology which was followed in order to define them, their categorization and analysis as well as their importance on the domain. Each use case is separated in four sections: the scenario behind the use case, the real-life data problem to be addressed, the approach that is currently used to address the data problem, the scenario hypothesis, which practically presents a new approach to the data problem at hand thanks to the BigDataProject, the related data and their description, the technical requirements of the use case and the related pilot(s) that relate directly to the use case. Finally, Chapter 3 contains the conclusions regarding the use cases.